In order to investigate behavior of acoustic cavitation in molten aluminum alloys when ultrasonic vibration was applied, we measured sound pressure in molten aluminum alloys by means of acoustic emission (AE). The frequency analysis was performed to the obtained sound pressure. As a result, the characteristic frequency of acoustic cavitation would be 5, 10 and 260 kHz. The maximum intensity at 260 kHz was increased by addition of magnesium in molten aluminum at the ultrasonic power of more than 200 W drastically. The reason why the addition of magnesium led to promote the generation of the cavitation would be caused by its relatively low surface tension and high vapor pressure. From the viewpoint of the cavitation threshold, both the decrease in the surface tension of the molten aluminum alloy and the increase in the vapor pressure will lead to generate the acoustic cavitation. Therefore, addition of zinc of 8.7 mass% and bismuth of 0.5 mass % also caused to generate acoustic cavitation.
|ジャーナル||Keikinzoku/Journal of Japan Institute of Light Metals|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2006 4|
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